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THQ developing downloadable games based on 'core' brands

"Very aggressive" is the phrase THQ executive VP of Core Games Danny Bilson used to describe his company's plans for downloadable titles across the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC platforms during a GDC 2010 interview with Joystiq. With two studios dedicated to the downloadable space...

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WayForward considering 'small and crazy' games before possible Boy and His Blob sequel

In an interview with Official Nintendo Magazine, WayForward's Sean Velasco said that he'd be up for making a sequel to the developer's Wii update of A Boy and His Blob. While it's not official confirmation of such a project in the works, the fact that Velasco thinks that "Another A Boy And His Blob...

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LostWinds dev: Don't treat download services as a 'dumping ground'

Frontier Developments has used the WiiWare platform to deliver two small, but high-quality games: the LostWinds series. However, according to David Braben (and a quick look at the offerings on any console download service) not everyone has taken the same approach. "One of the things that really...

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PSN's Topatoi now available in Australia, New Zealand

Australian and New Zealand gamers are in for a treat, as the adorable Topatoi is now available for purchase on the PlayStation Store. Pardon, Stateside PlayStation 3 owners? "What's Topatoi?" It's an adventure platformer currently available to European gamers, but not planned for a North America...

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New details on Zombie Apocalypse, Konami's old-school gore fest

Konami and Nihilistic's upcoming downloadable title, Zombie Apocalypse, has been the subject of a monster-sized update on the PlayStation Blog. Written by Nihilistic designer John Slavin, the update outlines the style, weapons and scoring system in the upcoming PSN and XBLA title. Zombie...

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Unbound Saga bound for July 16, unbound from UMD

Vogster just announced that its comic book inspired beat-'em-up Unbound Saga is hitting (ow!) exclusively via the PlayStation Store on July 16, bypassing UMD altogether. THWAD! In fact, Mario Kroll, Vogster's director of marketing, called UMD "an unpopular delivery medium." DOUBLE-THAWD! Check out...

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GDC09: Downloadable titles should avoid Q4 release

In a session for developers hoping to have their downloadable titles noticed on XBLA and PSN, the panel, which included Capcom, Hothead Games, Backbone and Jonathan Blow, agreed that these games should avoid releasing during the holidays. With strong competition from major titles at retail during...

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